Free ebooks: Microsoft Azure Essentials series: Fundamentals of Azure and Azure Automation

Microsoft Azure Essentials - Fundamentals of Azure

I’m playing catch with a few blog posts as the blog has taken a back seat recently while I have been working on a large project, so you may already know about these!

Microsoft Press have released a couple of new ebooks about Microsoft Azure, in a series entitled Microsoft Azure Essentials.

The first is Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure by Michael Collier and Robin Shahan.

From the Introduction:

“This ebook covers the fundamentals of Azure you need to start developing solutions right away. It concentrates on the features of the Azure platform that you are most likely to need to know rather than on every feature and service available on the platform. This ebook also provides several walkthroughs you can follow to learn how to create VMs and virtual networks, websites and storage accounts, and so on. In many cases, real-world tips are included to help you get the most out of your Azure experience.”

See the MS Press blog post here, and download the ebook from the MVA here.

Microsoft Azure Essentials- Azure Automation


The second ebook is Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation by Michael McKeown.

From the Introduction:

“This ebook introduces a fairly new feature of Microsoft Azure called Azure Automation. Using a highly scalable workflow execution environment, Azure Automation allows you to orchestrate frequent deployment and life cycle management tasks using runbooks based on Windows PowerShell Workflow functionality. These runbooks are stored in and backed up by Azure. By automating runbooks, you can greatly minimize the occurrence of errors when carrying out repeated tasks and process automation.”

See the MS Press blog post here, and download the ebook from the MVA here.

Don’t forget all Microsoft ebooks can be found on the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA).

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